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[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - February 2013

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 21 February 2013 and made 
decisions about proposals and draft policies.

The AC remanded the following to the proposal originator:

     ARIN-prop-182 Update Residential Customer Definition to not exclude 
wireless as Residential Service

The AC provided the following statement about prop-182:

“After numerous conversations with the policy originator and the 
community, the AC shepherds have been unable to ascertain a valid 
problem statement.  The proposal asserts that mobile and fixed 
residential services should be treated the same from an Internet number 
resource policy perspective.  However, this assertion is not supported 
with any discussion of how mobile residential services have the same 
technical issues that the current policy was crafted to mitigate or any 
examples of current problems in obtaining resource following the current 
policies by mobile residential services providers.

Note: Previous deviations from the standard "80% rule" have all been 
narrowly scoped and backed by a detailed discussion of the technical 
issues that necessitated the exception.

A clear problem statement is necessary to provide the basis for 
evaluation of the benefits verses the consequences of any proposed 
policy change.  This proposal neither describes how the needs of mobile 
residential services providers are not meet by the current policy or how 
the technical issues involved are equivalent to the technical issues 
that justified the previous exceptions.  Therefore, the AC feels that 
the best course of action is to remand this proposal to the author for 
their further consideration.”

The AC is continuing to work on the following:

     ARIN-2012-2: IPv6 Subsequent Allocations Utilization Requirement
     ARIN-2013-1: Section 8.4 Transfer Enhancement

Draft Policy and Proposal texts are available at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)